Chicken parmigiana

Chicken parmigiana

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(134 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This classic cheesy recipe gets the Good Food makeover, resulting in a hearty yet healthy dish great for sharing with your mates

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal327
  • fat13g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre1g
  • protein33g
  • salt1.31g
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Ingredients

  • 2 large, skinless chicken breast, halved through the middle
  • 2 egg, beaten
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 75g breadcrumb
  • 75g Parmesan, grated
    Parmesan

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • half a 690ml jar passata
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
    Oregano

    Oregano

    or-ee-gar-no

    Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more…

  • half a 125g ball light mozzarella, torn

Method

  1. Place the chicken breasts between cling film sheets and bash out with a rolling pin until they are the thickness of a £1 coin. Dip in the egg, then breadcrumbs, mixed with half the Parmesan. Set aside on a plate in the fridge while you make the sauce.

  2. Heat oil and cook garlic for 1 min, then tip in passata, sugar and oregano. Season and simmer for 5-10 mins.

  3. Heat grill to High and cook the chicken for 5 mins each side, then remove. Pour the tomato sauce into a shallow ovenproof dish and top with the chicken. Scatter over the mozzarella and remaining Parmesan and grill for 3-4 mins until the cheese has melted and the sauce is bubbling. Serve with vegetables or salad and some pasta or potatoes, if you like.

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hannahrook
10th May, 2013
5.05
Absolutely delicious, made this last night for hubby, myself and a friend. Chicken was perfectly cooked and the tomato sauce lovely and rich. Served with new potatoes, baby corn and tenderstem broccoli. It is a bit fiddly to prepare and takes longer than it states but definitely worth it. I prepared the chicken and put in the fridge and made the tomato sauce earlier in the day so that when it was dinner time all I had to do was grill the chicken, re-heat the sauce and put it all together. Will be making again.
jgallimore
29th Apr, 2013
5.05
After always making the same dishes over and over I came across this so decided to make it. It's so easy to make and everyone loved it - even my elderly mother who doesn't really venture much when it comes to food Will definitely add this to the repertoire!!
wendy_darling
6th Apr, 2013
Really delicious. I used the whole mozzarella and a chicken breast each. Fussy DD loved it and has asked for the sauce to be used with other dishes. Served with pasta for DD and salad for DH and I. Both of them hate Parmesan, so shhhhh. Not too sure why but it did take longer than I thought and it did generate a lot of washing up. Will definitely make it again. I think the idea of prepping in advance then finishing later is a good one, plenty of time to clear up in between!
cheekydee
4th Apr, 2013
5.05
Chicken breasts were fileted nice & thin so I didnt have to bash them! Used a tomato & basil sauce instead of passata, and used breadcrumbs with garlic & parsley (purchased in a spanish supermarket). Was absolutely delicious & will definitely be making this again!
cheekydee
4th Apr, 2013
5.05
Chicken breasts were fileted nice & thin so I didnt have to bash them! Used a tomato & basil sauce instead of passata, and used breadcrumbs with garlic & parsley (purchased in a spanish supermarket). Was absolutely delicious & will definitely be making this again!
andreamferns
25th Mar, 2013
5.05
Delicious...fiddly, but worth the effort
robynlouise1710
23rd Mar, 2013
5.05
I was sceptical about this but it was absolutely gorgeous! It was a big hit with my 2 year old daughter! I served it with spaghetti & salad!
mandaljoyce
18th Mar, 2013
5.05
I love this recipe and so does the rest of the family. I use gluten free bread for the breadcrumbs and it still works perfectly.
mandaljoyce
18th Mar, 2013
5.05
I love this recipe and so does the rest of the family. I use gluten free bread for the breadcrumbs and it still works perfectly.
dottie69
7th Mar, 2013
Thought this was delicious ! Served it with brown pasta and a side salad, worked very well. Will be making it again!!

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